MPA Report: Magazine Brands' Social Media on Growth Trajectory
MPA–The Association of Magazine Media has released a social media report for magazine media for the first half of 2016. It reveals that likes and followers were up 7% from the first quarter, with the industry gaining over 1 billion likes and followers in total.
Facebook, Instagram Top Networks for Magazine Industry
According to the Magazine Media 360° Social Media Report, Facebook is the clear leader, claiming almost half of the total magazine media industry likes and followers on social networks and platforms. Facebook-owned Instagram has grown 16 percent; it’s the fastest-growing of the platforms measured, and for the first time it surpassed Twitter among the participating magazines.
Study Shows Consumers "Passionately Interact" with Magazine Brands on Social Media
Commenting on the Magazine Media 360° Social Media Report, Linda Thomas Brooks, president and CEO of MPA, said: “We continue to see extremely impressive engagement with magazine media brands on social media, continuing to prove that consumers enjoy our members’ content in every format. Magazine media brands are experts in knowing what type of content works best on each unique platform and consumers seek the magazine media content they love on every new platform.”
Meredith Names Harty President-COO
Joe Mandese writes: "Media and marketing services giant Meredith Corp. has restructured the senior management team overseeing its media operations. As part of the reorganization, Meredith named Tom Harty president and COO of Meredith Corp., with responsibility for overseeing its national and local media groups."
Time Inc. Names Lauren Ezrol Klein EVP, General Counsel
Time Inc. has made yet another change to its staff lineup. Today the company named Lauren Ezrol Klein its executive vice president, general counsel. Klein, who most recently served as senior vice president and deputy general counsel, will succeed Lon Jacobs.
Duncan Chater Promoted to Chief Revenue Officer at Hearst Magazines UK
Hearst Magazines UK, the publisher of Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar, has promoted Duncan Chater, currently Group Publishing Director of Cosmopolitan, Red and Esquire, to its most senior commercial role, Chief Revenue Officer.
Rushing For Revenue, Magazines Are Spending Millions on Their Own Pop Culture Festivals
From New York Magazine’s Vulture Festival and Entertainment Weekly’s Popfest to OZY Fusion Fest and the forthcoming ComplexCon, media corporations and startups alike are embracing editorially-driven pop culture festivals as the next wave of live journalism.
Why P&G Decided Facebook Ad Targeting Often Isn't Worth the Money
Targeting to super-specific audiences was expensive but didn't result in a big difference to its business, P&G CMO Marc Pritchard told The Wall Street Journal. The company, whose massive portfolio of household brands includes Tide and Crest, had experimented with Facebook's most sophisticated targeting tools, which allow advertisers to reach a narrowly defined audience.
ELLE Aims to Reignite Readers’ Passion for Shopping
“Our readers love fashion, designers and clothes. They love to shop and we’ll look at shopping in all its forms,” said Robbie Myers, editor in chief of Elle. She said editorial coverage will include articles on everything from the psychology of shopping to what motivates destination shoppers, and personal shopping at all levels.
MPA Magazine Media Spotlight: There's A Flying Shark Off the San Diego Coast
We don’t want to make your morning any worse, but there’s something you need to see. A group of fishermen off the San Diego coast have discovered a new species of shark — one that literally soars. The flying mako, known by scientists as the Pistris Volantis, is a serious threat to seals, birds, and SUPers alike.
"I Don't Code:" A Day in the Life with Forbes' Head of Product Development
Salah Zalatimo’s title — vp of product development at Forbes — may leave you scratching your head. “It’s taken me a long time to figure it out because a lot of people ask me,” said the 36-year-old. “The first question is, ‘Are you a coder, or do you program?’ and, no, I do not.”
More from the September Issue of Essence and Its Cover Star Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba says she quit acting 45 minutes before being cast in Orange is the New Black — "Just when you thought you were out, they pull you back in."
Arianna Huffington Announces Resignation from The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington, who co-founded the Huffington Post 11 years ago and built it into one of the largest digital media outlets in the U.S., says she will be leaving the company in the coming weeks to focus on a soon-to-launch startup dedicated to issues of health and wellness.